Renea Salyer
Renea Salyer
SYRACUSE – The Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce announced Renea Salyer has been hired as Chamber of Commerce executive director.

Salyer will maintain the chamber memberships, recruit additional members, coordinate fundraising events, communicate the purpose and function of the chamber of commerce and other related responsibilities.

Salyer brings with her extensive experience in nonprofit administration, management, sales, fundraising, marketing, grant writing and public relations, according to a news release from the chamber. Her strengths are relationship building, promotion and strategy building. She has served on various Kosciusko County boards and is a 2012-13 Kosciusko Leadership Academy graduate.

She has worked for the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce as the vice president and member relations. During her tenure she surpassed membership goals, promoted businesses, worked with the ambassador committee, grew the small business connections group, implemented SCORE and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and engaged members in sponsorships.

Most recently, Salyer worked as the project coordinator for Kosciusko Cares Youth Services, building evidence-based program reach geared toward the prevention of substance use among youth, writing grants, special projects and coalition building.

“I am extremely excited and grateful to have this opportunity to use my skills and experience to work with the community to further the mission of the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber, to engage and advance businesses in order to enhance the community as an ideal place to live, work, shop, and play,” said Salyer.

A 38-year resident of Kosciusko County, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, biking, gardening and crafting.  She begins her employment with the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber today.

The Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce is governed by a 12-member board of directors. For more information regarding the Chamber, call 574-457-5637.